First podium of the season for UniBo Motorsport

First podium of the season for UniBo Motorsport

On the Most circuit, the Alma Mater Studiorum racing team scores its first important placing of the season with a beautiful third place overall in the Formula Student Czech Republic

Immediately after the exertions of Varano and Formula Sae Italy, the Bologna-based team left for the Czech Republic where it was awaited by the second race of the season held from 18 to 24 July. Like every Formula Student competition, the first part is entirely dedicated to static tests and the technical and safety inspections that the prototype must pass before it can go on track and compete in the dynamic tests.

Having passed the Tech Inspections, followed by the Tilt, Noise and Brake tests, the Integrale 636 was declared safe and ready to take to the track to compete in the second part of the competition, the one that took place on the actual circuit. In the meantime, static tests took place between Wednesday 20, the day of the Business Plan Presentation, and Thursday 21, the day on which first the Design Event and then the Cost Event were held. Here came the first satisfaction for the team members. In both events the Lamborghini-supported motorsport team reached the finals to try for first place and a very important haul of points. The finals of the Design Event were held on the Thursday evening before the start of the dynamic tests, while the result of the Cost Event came at the final award ceremony.

A first place in the Cost Event and a third place in the Design Event are proof of the goodness of the Integrale 636’s design and the quality of the work carried out in recent months by the members of the team to prepare in the best possible way for the competitions and to compete at a high level.

On Friday, 20 July, it was time to take to the track and put into practice what had been achieved in the previous days through months and months of hard work. In the morning, the Acceleration and Skidpad trials took place with drivers Lorenzo Rulli and Giovanni Battista Cavallaro trying to achieve the best possible performance. Their efforts and the work of the team earned them a very good third place overall in the Skidpad Event. In the afternoon, however, it was time for the Autocross Event, in which the drivers have two attempts to set the best lap and thus obtain the best starting slot for the Endurance Event. Andrea Semprini and Riccardo Gianfelici pushed the Integrale 636 to the limit, achieving a very good fourth place. On the last day of the race, Saturday 21 July, it was time to test the endurance of the prototypes built by the various universities from all over Europe. Eleven laps each for each driver for a total of 22 km to cover. The Integrale 636, after having also finished the Endurance at Varano, was also able to successfully finish the test in the Czech Republic, proving its strength and competitiveness.

On Saturday evening, the prize-giving ceremony took place, where in addition to being crowned the winners of the Cost Event and taking third place in the Design Event and the Skidpad Event, the final standings were revealed. UniBo Motorsport thus conquered its first podium of the season on Czech soil, finishing third overall, and could rejoice after many months of hard work that allowed the Bologna University racing team to achieve a well-deserved and extraordinary goal.

The joy and emotion were immense. UniBo Motorsport once again brings the tricolour to the top in Formula Student competition and above all is testament to the strength and quality that the University of Bologna demonstrates by investing in this project.

The season certainly does not end here. The next appointment for the Integrale 636 is in Spain in Barcelona for the Formula Student Spain. Now the boys of Team Combustion will have a few days to work and refine the details in view of the Spanish stage in order to arrive ready and competitive for their last appointment of the season.

Ryan

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